10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

Last week when I went for a walk, I noticed a pink camellia in full bloom and couldn’t help but smile.  The thought of flowers blossoming and birds chirping cheers me up as it is a reminder that spring is just around the corner.

We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and spectacular days.  As much as I enjoy winter, I am excited about spring –  spring skiing, bike rides, walks and the outdoors.

On top of all this anticipation for spring, this month also brings us many exciting celebrations: International Women’s Day (March 8), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Navroz (March 21), also known as the Parsi New Year, and Easter (March 23).

As you welcome the season of rebirth, give thanks for new beginnings, and may spring bring color, joy and inspiration into your life.



Picnic Basket Cooler Tote for 2

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Picnic Basket Cooler Tote for Two

Unique picnic cooler tote fully insulated to keep food and drinks at the perfect temperature, with two integral bottle holders. Fully equipped with service for two. Sure to be a favorite of any couple or family.

10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

1. Turn off the heater, throw open the windows and let the fresh air fill and energize your home. This could be the official start of spring-cleaning!

2. On your way home from work, pick up some flowers or small flowering plants for home. Tuscany

3. Let tonight’s dinner be the first picnic of the season–even if you’re dining on a blanket in the living room.

4. Create a collage of your winter pictures. Use photos, magazines and catalogs.


5. Head over to the nearest playground with your kids. Enjoy the sun and fresh air while allowing the kids to be themselves.

6. Pick up the freshest fruits and vegetables from the market and make a beautiful spring salad.


7. Visit the zoo. Our local zoo has a new baby Giraffe, Amryn born December 20, 2007 who is waiting to meet you.


8. Freeze a jumbo box of popsicles and share them with your neighbors on the front porch.




SKUUT $118.00

Remember your first bike ride? Exhilarating, but a little scary? What if you could give your child all that joy, but eliminate the fear? The Skuut does just that.

The Skuut is a wooden bike for children ages 2 – 5. It has no pedals and no training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing or “skuut-ing” themselves and the bike forward. The Skuut is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence. Having mastered balance on the Skuut, the transition to a traditional two wheeler bike is easy.


9. Hike through your nearest wildlife area or park.

10. Bring the outdoors into your home with a splash of color. Add a new rug, cushions or curtains in the latest spring colors.


Santa Barbara Ice Bucket Cooler $35.00

The designer stripe cotton fabric makes this canvas ice bucket/4 bottle tote a fun and spicy gift for anyone. Comes with removable bottle divider, and detachable pouch with corkscrew/foil cutter. Simulated leather accents and handgrip. Rigid bottom. Front sleeve.

Santa Barbara Ice Bucket Cooler